Engagement Assistant

£9.50 hourly
  • Choice Support
  • Kent, UK
  • 11 Jan, 2022
perm

Job Description

Job Title: Engagement Assistant                                                                                     
Hours:  39                                                                                      

Shift Patterns:    Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm with occasional weekends
Salary: £9.50                                                                                      
Location/Postcode:   DA14 5BT–  Kent                                                              
Driving License: Desirable

Choice Support are proud to be one of a few social care charities recognised as a Great Place to Work.

We are a national charity supporting people with autism, learning disabilities and mental health needs, putting people at the centre of everything we do, creating opportunities for happiness.

The role:

We are currently looking to recruit a Support Worker for our service in the Kent area.


Daily Duties Can Include:

  • To ensure effective and appropriate communication with all stakeholders including; individuals, carers, staff, community agencies and partner organisations.
  • To communicate clearly, concisely and honestly about the support that is being provided to individuals and to colleagues, using agreed forms of communication.
  • To get to know individuals and how they want to be supported.
  • To listen and offer advice when asked or needed, to support decisions being made.
  • To keywork individuals, developing effective working relationships to identify individuals’ aspirations both short and long term.
  • To effectively manage risk and support positive risk taking when working with Individuals.
  • To ensure effective listening skills are applied in all activities undertaken with individuals, providing information consistently and concisely.
  • To provide flexible support based on individual need and preferences.
  • To support individuals to make informed decisions and choices.
  • To ensure the working environment is presentable at all times and portrays an image which is professional and has a positive reflection on Choice Support.
  • To be responsible for attending relevant meetings, events and supervision.
  • To take on other duties as considered commensurate with the post; including providing support across the Directorate, as defined with Line Management.
  • To work with Service Manager/Team Leader and colleagues to carry out tasks and ensure they are not left undone.
  • To carry out administration work which could include but is not limited to: – report writing, handling money, filing, telephone and computer work.
  • To participate in training and supervision to develop own skills and support provided.


About you:

Experience is not essential to be considered for our role, as long as you have a genuine passion for supporting people, you can be considered! Here at Choice Support we value people for who they are and believe that with the right support everyone can live the life they choose.  

Desirable 

  • Experience of working in Learning Disability, PMLD and community engagement services. 
  • QCF or equivalent NVQ level 2 an advantage 
  • High Standard of Literacy and Numeracy


What can we offer you in return?


Company Benefits Include:

  • Full Company induction and training
  • Excellent Training and Career progression
  • Fully paid for DBS
  • Discounted Shopping Vouchers
  • Life Assurance 
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme


If you would like an informal chat about any of our roles, you can contact us on Choicesupport@cohesionrecruitment.com OR 0121 713 6941. Our offices are open Monday–Friday 9am–5:30pm! 


We look forward to reviewing your application!


Choice Support has been awarded the Bronze Employer Recognition Scheme Award and have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant –  https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/support–and–advice/businesses/


Our commitment to diversity: We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and taking action to address inequality. We particularly welcome applications from anyone who is from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background, anyone who considers themselves to have a disability and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

 

Choice Support is Disability Confident which is a scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions. As part of our commitment we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme – all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.